Muthiah leads Spencer Stuart’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices and brings 20 years of leadership consulting and technology experience to his work with clients and candidates. As part of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Technology Officer practices, he helps clients achieve technology-driven transformations.

Extensive technology, investment and leadership consulting experience

  • Muthiah helped establish Spencer Stuart’s Bangalore office. He worked with clients on their digital transformation and growth efforts in India, working with both multinational and fast-growing Indian organizations. He also advised leaders and companies on executive assessment, development and organizational culture.
  • He was a partner at Kstart, the seed fund of Kalaari Capital, one of the leading early-stage tech venture capital firms in India. Muthiah managed the fund’s investment portfolio in early-stage tech companies in emerging areas such as AI, fintech, health tech, and consumer technology. He led the scaling of Kstart and oversaw the investment process, led board meetings, mentored entrepreneurs and managed the day-to-day operations of the fund.
  • Earlier, Muthiah was an associate partner with McKinsey & Company, where his time was split between offices in the United States (Dallas) and India. He served clients across the high tech, retail, private equity, life sciences and automotive industries, consulting on topics such as leadership development, operations transformation and strategy.
  • Previously, Muthiah was with Texas Instruments and based in Dallas and Houston for more than eight years. His work spanned R&D, new technology launches, product management and supplier ecosystem development, and resulted in multiple U.S. patents.

Muthiah has an M.B.A. from the SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas and also has a master’s degree in industrial engineering from State University of New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Muthiah is fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil.

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